Nicholas Irwin (Economics) and co-author David Wolf of Kobe University, Japan, recently published an article, "Is it really bridging the gap? Fiber internet's impact on housing values and homebuyer demographics," in The Journal of Regional Science, the pre-eminent journal in regional and urban economics. The paper examines the economic effects of fiber network expansion in two dimensions: home price capitalization and neighborhood demographics across the urban-rural gradient. Expansion generates an increase in home prices across the gradient by about 2% while increasing the likelihood that new homebuyers in urban areas are non-white by nearly 3%. The latter has profound policy significance in the face of subsidized expansion of fiber capacity across the United States.